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El Rosario

Discover its cobbled streets, authentic 17th-century architecture, chapels, and country houses that still echo with the grandeur of yesteryear.

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What Makes It Magical

Founded in 1655 after the discovery of its mining potential, it became one of the most prosperous towns in the north of the country, with electricity and political participation as early as the 17th century. Today, it makes a pleasant outing from Mazatlán with amazing food.

Why You Should Go

Its Cuisine and Fresh Seafood

  • Abundan los camarones frescos o guisados. El pescado zarandeado con chicharrón de camarón es especialidad de la zona, y también lo encuentras empapelado con pulpo y camarón.
  • La Laguna El Caimanero es una de las playas productoras más abundantes de camarón de estero en el mundo.
  • Fresh and cooked shrimp are bountiful. The zarandeado, or grilled, fish served with breaded shrimp is a local specialty, in addition to the fish wrapped up in foil with octopus and shrimp.
  • Laguna del Caimanero is one of the seafood-producing areas with the most estuary shrimp in the world.
  • Make sure to ask about the catch of the day, as these options are sometimes not on the menu or are seasonal, such as scallops. There are also restaurants offering cuts of meat and colored tamales, which are made with pieces of the corn plant.

At the Very Least

Savor the aguachiles made with shrimp cooked in lime juice and the salads with fresh scallops and locally-grown vegetables.

Don’t Miss

  1. Admire the main altarpiece in Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
  2. Pay homage to Lola Beltrán in the museum dedicated to her.
  3. Take pictures of the old church’s ruins.